Cutting Loose: One Medium Maximized
Sooo-z Mastropietro, multi-disciplinary artist, embarked on a medium eight years ago that had actually been with her all along, fabric. It would prove to be an unlimited resource of wild ideas and continues to inspire her. At age seven, she learned how to sew and with that came a deep respect for fabric and the desire to use every bit of it. By high school she was making and wearing her own clothes adorned with remnant tubed bits and making statements along the way. Always a bit of an outlier, she continued to embrace this signature application and when the time was right, she experimented using her tubes for fine art. Her 2-dimensional wall sculptures, 3-dimensional sculptures, handsewn kaleidoscopes of scraps, and wearables all offer unique treatments utilizing the same medium. This show is a collection of works spanning an eight year period demonstrating her range in this medium.
Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse is a collaboration with The Contemporary Art Modern Project (The CAMP Gallery) and the Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA). This extremely timely exhibition features a diverse range of textiles and flags to expose social and cultural vulnerabilities in women's rights, past and present. Artist talk 9/29/22
Brookfield Craft Center is excited to present this exhibit, sponsored by Reid & Riege Attorneys. The exhibition is a colaboration with City Lights Gallery of Bridgeport.
The exhibition runs through August 28th, is a sampler of fiber art and responses to important relevant issues of our times. The material and color, soft and ‘pretty’, comfort. The content provokes. As the saying goes, “Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.”
Brookfield Craft Center is pleased to welcome Suzanne Kachmar the Executive Director of City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport as a guest curator for this exciting show. The intention of this exhibit according to Suzanne, “is to put as much hot topic content as possible in one room and see how it co-exists. In the recent past as we contended with the double pandemic, some have chosen to cancel, unfriend, shutdown and retreat. But the mess and the issues are still here.” This exhibit invites the viewer to get back into the mess, get comfortable living with the diverse challenges and find a way to navigate through it.
Exhibiting artists include; Carlos Bautista Biernnay, Darron Copeland, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Ruben Marroquin, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Ellen Schinderman, Scott Schuldt, Rita Valley, Joan Wheeler, installed by Scott Schuldt.
Join us at a reception in the Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery to meet the artists and curator and to view the work on Saturday, August 13th from 4:00 - 7:00PM.